Skydust had answers that coincide with mine.
Ascension means to evolve your consciousness. If we can all ascend/evolve, we will shift our consciousness to a higher plane.
You can't ascend playing video games all day as far as I'm aware. Unless you recognize that life itself is like a video game (ala Steve's blog entry) and you're evolving and raising your consciousness inside "the game." Play the game of life.